AAC users can face some challenges in speaking up in day-to-day conversations. Learn how to support and encourage AAC users to take their turn. With some pre-planning and preparation, they can join the conversation.
At AssistiveWare, we make Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) apps. Still, there is far more to AAC than downloading an app to an iPad or printing out a communication board and sticking it to the wall. That’s why this AAC Awareness Month, we want to focus on one of the guiding principles of AAC - presuming competence.
Last year, we launched a new section of our website called Learn AAC. Our next project was to better support AAC users themselves. Here we share the insights we got from AAC users on their experiences.
AssistiveWare’s Amanda, Speech Language Pathologist, shares how to create a paper-based AAC book of your vocabulary. With it you will always have a backup communication system if anything should happen to your device.
AssistiveWare's SLPs Amanda and Jennifer look at the Core Word of the Week Planners, one of the resources of the AssistiveWare Core Word Classroom, which help with focused modeling and teaching of a specific core word.
Our greatest wish for AAC learners is that they will become successful and independent communicators. We want them to have the power to say “what they want; when they want; to whomever they want; wherever they want.”